Full disclosure: this post is drool-inducing and may result in failed diets and sudden urges to get in your car and drive to the nearest TGI Fridays venue.
But in all honesty, we can’t think of a better place in Adelaide to shamelessly fill your face devouring a kilo of chicken wings than TGI Fridays. Here, we can loose ourselves in the cool, low-lit style and understated laid-back American vibe. Legend has it that ‘every day of the week feels like Friday’ at this quality restaurant and although coincidentally we were actually there on a Friday, we wholeheartedly agree. There promises to be something for everyone and the dining experience is everything you would expect from a group franchising more than 60 restaurants worldwide.
Our team recently ventured out for a meal at both Adelaide TGI Fridays locations; Marion and Tea Tree Plaza and kinda’ wish we had a permanent table at both locations, you know, one with only our name on it! You’ll find each of their venues offer the kids an activity pack complete with stickers and crayons, just enough to keep them entertained while you spend a few minutes going over their extensive American style menu that will quite frankly, knock your socks off!
Grilling food since 1965, it’s safe to say, Fridays have had a lot of practise and while you can’t go wrong with any of the options, these guys are renown for their flame-grilled ribs and wings. We 100% recommend the bona fide taste of their signature glaze (made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey) – a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy and a whole lotta’ deliciousness. Serving up hearty flavours and sizeable portions, demolishing a pimped up burger or chowing down on some more-ish Mozzarella Sticks is exactly how I imagine spending every Friday, or any day of the week for that matter.
The kids menu is fantastic, offering two child size portions; Stars (smaller serves, recommended for ages 1-4 years) and Stripes (standard kids serves, recommended for ages 5-12 years). Delighting both children and their parents, the options range from the faithful Chicken Nuggets to the most American of foods, the Hotdog. The importance of healthy eating is not forgotten either, with sides of Salad, Steamed Veggies or Sweet Potato Fries available. From Monday to Thursday, KIDS EAT FREE – a brilliant value add that we know our audience seek out and appreciate. Simply order a full priced adult meal and get a free kids meal (Minimum $25 spend). Not valid with any other offer.
Inside, the down-to-earth vibe is a modern interpretation of the classic American diner with scattered neon accents and exposed brick walls. Seating is a mix of muted brown booths, higher bar-style and traditional tables, as well as a bright and airy outdoor area. We loved the intimate nature of our booth, especially with younger kids. No one bat an eye lid when they crawled under the table to retrieve their “accidentally” dropped fries. Subtle much? The service was fantastic and ordering from the table using the QR code was a breeze. Or, if you’re old fashioned (like me), the staff are zealously friendly and will take your order with an enthusiastic smile.
MyFridays members can also take advantage of loads of special discounted promotions. It’s definitely worth a look. We loved the movie ticket offer for $1 with any $25 purchase (Marion only – and offer ends 31 October 2022). Not a member? You can sign up here.
Before I leave you, let me touch on the dangerously tempting array of cocktails. If you’re keen for something a little fancier than a jug of coke, the happiest of hours (aka happy hour) are bloody brilliant. If $7 cocktails from 4-5 pm and $10 thereafter don’t guarantee a steady stream of loyal parents dying for an alcoholic beverage, I don’t know what will. Can I get an ‘Amen?’
It’s time to grab your fam-bam and pull up those elasticated pants (trust me) – you won’t regret it!
UPDATE (DECEMBER 2022) – TGI Fridays have just introduced a new Summer Menu and IT.IS.FABULOUS! Think delicious summer cocktails for us adults and fun summer sundaes for the kids. Their Summer Sundae is a fun beachy addition with vanilla ice cream, crunchy biscuit sand, blue heaven topping and gummy sharks – CUTE! They also have some great offers over summer:
✨ Mon to Thurs – With every full-price adult main meal, your little one can get a free meal with our Kids Eat Free offer
✨ Fri to Sun – They can enjoy a free limited-time Summer Sundae dessert with every full-price kids’ meal, available until 29 January
Marion: Westfield Marion293-297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046 | Phone Marion: (08) 8296 5777
Tea Tree Plaza: Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, North East Road, Modbury SA 5092 | Phone Modbury: (08) 9554 4440
Dining Times: Sun – Thurs: 11:30am – 9:00pm | Fri – Sat: 11:30am – 10:00pm
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